Heads-up on standards revisions

ART will have staff on hand at Southern Manufacturing and Electronics to discuss new revisions to IPC standards and associated training programmes


Advanced Rework Technology has been busy working with industry members and the IPC on the release of new and revised IPC documents and standards to maintain the quality of products and services offered to the electronics industry.


ART’s MD, Debbie Wade, believes the company offers the best possible training solution as the organisation is an active member of many IPC committees. This elevates ART’s IPC Trainers as they can fully explain why a change was made and where it is applicable, supported by change data.


Debbie herself chairs many IPC committees including: Vice Chair of Technical Activities Executive Council; Vice Chair of Product Assurance; and Chair of both IPC European Standards Development and IPC European Training committees.


New revisions recently released include:


IPC/WHMA-A-620 Revision E released Oct 2022, describes materials, methods, tests and acceptance criteria for producing crimped, mechanically secured and soldered interconnections and the related assembly activities associated with cable and harness assemblies.


IPC J-STD-001 Revision HS space and military addendum, released May 2021, supplements or replaces specifically identified requirements of IPC J-STD-001H requirements for soldered electrical and electronic assemblies that must survive the vibration and thermal cyclic environments of getting to and operating in space and military applications.


IPC J-STD-001/IPC-A-610 Revision HS, released October 2021, is the automotive addendum to J-STD-001H and IPC-A-610H. It provides criteria to ensure the reliability of soldered automotive electrical and electronic assemblies in the field under harsh environments and considers automated high-volume production.


IPC-A-640, Revision A, released March 2022, Acceptance Requirements for Optical Fibre, Optical Cable and Hybrid Wiring Harness Assemblies standard provides acceptance requirements and technical insight for cable and wire harness assemblies incorporating optical fibre, optical cable and hybrid wiring technology.